Breakthrough Groups

Don’t be trapped into thinking you’re the only one experiencing your current feelings, that no one understands, or that circumstances will never change! Bay Life's Breakthrough Support Groups provide safe, confidential, and caring environments where you can feel comfortable and safe talking about your struggles and grow toward wholeness.

Registration for summer groups is now open. Breakthrough groups will meet on Thursdays in the Student Center of Bay Life Church and Sundays in the Counseling Center behind Bay Life Church. The Counseling Center is located at 140 Yarbrough Road, Brandon, FL 33510.

A complete listing of open groups and classes offered at Bay Life Church can be found at Many of our groups and classes fill up and close during the summer. If you don't find what you are looking for, please check back in the late summer. If you have questions, feel free to email Genevieve LoCicero,

Anxious for Nothing

Sundays, July 10 - August 7, 2022 @ 10:30am – 12:00pm | Led by Genevieve LoCicero | Workbook: $5

Does the uncertainty and chaos of life keep you up at night? Is irrational anxiety your constant companion? Let God help you win the war on worry and receive the lasting peace of Christ.

We all encounter anxiety, but we don’t have to let worry and fear control our lives. The DVD series Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado, provides a roadmap for battling with and healing from anxiety. Anxious for Nothing invites readers to delve into Philippians 4:6-7: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Stop letting anxiety rule the day. Join Max on the journey to true freedom and experience more joy, clarity, physical renewal, and contentment by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize and Respond to It

Thursdays, June 16 - July 28, 2022 @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm | Led by Genevieve LoCicero | Workbook $15

If you or someone you know answers "yes" to one or more of the following questions, this group may be helpful for you: Does your partner seem irritated or angry at you several times a week? Does s/he deny being angry when s/he clearly is? Do your attempts to discuss feelings of pain or emotional distress leave you with the feeling that the issue has not been resolved? Do you frequently feel perplexed and frustrated by her/his responses, as though you were speaking a different language?

Oftentimes when we try to address conflicts in a relationship we may be told 'it's all in your head'. Verbal abuse (which often involves emotional abuse) can have damaging effects on everyone in the family. In this group you will find validations and understanding of verbal abuse and how to respond to it.

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About The Group Leader

As coordinator for the Breakthrough Support Group Ministry, Genevieve LoCicero and her team have facilitated a variety of groups. She has a heart to reach people that are hurting in all different areas. Her willingness to offer help and hope gently yet persistently through Breakthrough speaks well of her heart for the troubles of others. Breakthrough services are guided by Romans 12:1-2 which exhorts us to renew our minds. By doing so, we are able to live in a way that is pleasing to the Lord. Renewing our mind impacts emotions which in turn impacts behaviors and results in a life changed.

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.  - Romans 12:1-2

For more information about any of our Breakthrough groups and events, contact Genevieve LoCicero,